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New Evidence FDA, CDC Hid Early Data on Myocarditis Spurs Questions of ‘Criminal Coverup’ | 23 May 2023 | New evidence suggesting public health officials knew early in 2021 that COVID-19 vaccines posed a heightened risk of myocarditis in young men — but withheld that information from the public — raises questions about whether federal health agencies violated any laws. According to Dr. Meryl Nass, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) knew about the myocarditis safety signal in February 2021, but “hid it until they got the vaccine authorized for 12-15-year-olds in May 2021,” and then “kept pushing” the vaccine on the highest-risk groups. Nass said the new evidence suggests the CDC and FDA may have violated the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act (PREP Act) when they withheld knowledge about myocarditis safety signals from the public and from fact sheets included with the COVID-19 vaccines. The new evidence includes warnings the FDA received from multiple sources, including the Israeli Ministry of Health at least as early as February 2021.

COVID Vaccine-Injured Sue Biden Administration Over Censorship | 22 May 2023 | A woman who suffered severe nerve damage after receiving a COVID-19 vaccination and four others with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 vaccine injuries launched a lawsuit against Joe Biden and his administration on May 22. Top government officials violated the plaintiffs’ rights to free speech and peaceful assembly when they pressured Big Tech companies to crack down on people sharing their experience after receiving the COVID-19 vaccines, Brianne Dressen, the woman, and the other plaintiffs say. “Through threats, pressure, inducement, and coercion, Defendants now work in concert with social media companies to censor content the government deems ‘disinformation,’ ‘misinformation,’ and ‘malinformation’–a feat that the government could never lawfully accomplish alone,” the 124-page suit, filed in U.S. court in southern Texas, states. In addition to Biden, defendants include Rob Flaherty, a top adviser to Biden; White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre; the Department of Homeland Security; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); and Surgeon General Vivek Murthy.

The next pandemic ‘even deadlier’ than COVID is coming, warns WHO | 23 May 2023 | In a meeting of the World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland, on Monday, director-general [and Grade ‘A’ sociopath] Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus sounded an alarm that the COVID-19 pandemic is far from over. “The threat of another variant emerging that causes new surges of disease and death remains,” Tedros said. “And the threat of another pathogen emerging with even deadlier potential remains.” However, the WHO recently declared that the COVID-19 pandemic is no longer a health emergency. “When the next pandemic comes knocking — and it will — we must be ready to answer decisively, collectively and equitably,” he added.

New York’s obsolete COVID vaccine passport app still costing taxpayers $200K per month – report | 23 May 2023 | The pandemic may be officially over, but New York is still paying an eye-raising fee of 200,000 per month to maintain a state vaccine passport that nobody uses. The Excelsior App was supposed to cost New York a mere 2.5 million when it debuted in the spring of 2021 as a way for New Yorkers to show their COVID-19 vaccinations as the state lifted pandemic restrictions on restaurants and live event venues. But costs since then have ballooned to 64 million, the Albany Times Union reported Sunday. Costs for the Excelsior app grew after state officials outsourced much of its development, which they say will allow the platform to serve purposes beyond showing vaccinations [?!?], though concrete plans for future applications have yet to be announced.

DeSantis hits Trump over ‘Warp Speed’ COVID-19 vaccine mandates | 22 May 2023 | Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis took a swipe over the weekend at former President Donald Trump, playing off his accelerated push for a COVID-19 vaccine. Addressing the Florida Family Policy Council on Saturday, DeSantis asserted that vaccine mandates were an egregious violation of individual rights. “The way they weaponized these COVID vaxes was a massive incursion into our freedoms,” the governor said. “They wanted to deny people the right to put food on their table if they didn’t bend the knee and get a COVID shot that they may not have wanted and that many of them did not need.” DeSantis then slipped in a jab at his prospective rival for GOP supremacy. “We can never allow ‘Warp Speed’ to trump informed consent in this country ever again,” DeSantis said, referring to Trump’s “Operation Warp Speed” vaccine development push.

Ukraine cuts electricity to Europe’s largest nuclear power plant – official –The Zaporozhye facility has been connected to an emergency backup after the Dnieper power line was shut down, management have claimed | 22 May 2023 | Russia’s Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant, located near the front line with Ukraine, has been cut off from its external energy supply. According to a message posted on the facility’s official Telegram channel on Monday morning, the radiation level is “normal.” Vladimir Rogov, a member of the main council of the administration of Zaporozhye Region, stated that diesel emergency power standby generators have been brought online to maintain the plant’s operations after the Dnieper high-voltage power supply lines were cut off. According to Rogov, Ukrainian nuclear operator Energoatom is responsible for the shutdown. The Zaporozhye power plant, the largest nuclear facility in Europe…came under Russian control in February 2022. Zaporozhye Region became part of Russia following a referendum in September 2022.

Russian troops destroy Western-supplied vehicles in Belgorod Region –U.S. and Polish armored cars were among the militants’ documented losses | 24 May 2023 | Several American-made armored cars were among the seven vehicles documented to have been destroyed on Monday, when a unit of Ukrainian militants was defeated after trespassing into Russia’s border region of Belgorod. Photos and video taken by the Russian military in the aftermath of the battle showed several abandoned, damaged or destroyed vehicles used by the Ukrainian force. Two M1151A1 Hummvee armored cars can be seen stuck in what appears to be a bomb crater, showing combat damage. Another Hummvee, the lightly armored cargo version still in desert tan color, sat on the side of the road with its tires shot out. Two of the M1224 MaxxPro armored vehicles were apparently left behind, one near a treeline and another inside a warehouse. The Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle is made by the U.S. company Navistar Defense in cooperation with the Israeli Plasan Sasa.

‘Wagner’ Group Soldiers Raise the Russian Flag After Historic Victory in Bakhmut, Ukraine | 20 May 2023 | Earlier this morning, Gateway Pundit contributor Paul Serran reported that Bakhmut, Ukraine had fallen. This was a major blow to Ukraine, NATO, the Biden regime, and the globalists. As Paul reported: “Artyomovsk (Russian name) is an important city in the Donbas, the Russian-speaking region comprised of the Luhansk and Donetsk Oblasts (states). The defense of the ethnic Russians in this region was one of the primary objectives of Putin in his Special Military Operation, so the capture of this key regional logistics and transport hub is crucial to the Russian plans of liberating the areas of Donetsk Oblast still under Kiev’s control. While U.S. and UK officials have, as of late, tried to downplay the strategic importance of Bakhmut (Ukrainian name), deeming it to be merely ‘symbolic,’ Ukrainian president Zelensky stated that a loss in Bakhmut would mean an open road for Russian forced to attack other important cities in Eastern Ukraine…”

Germany pours cold water on fighter jets for Ukraine | 21 May 2023 | Ukraine should not expect F-16 fighter jet deliveries from the West in the near future, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said on Sunday, while expressing support for a plan to train pilots to fly the advanced jets. Speaking on the sidelines of the G7 summit in Hiroshima, Japan, Scholz said “what is connected with the training of pilots is a long-term project,” adding that the U.S. has not yet decided what will happen at the end of the program… Scholz stated, however, that there is no chance Germany will take part in F-16 deliveries to Ukraine. “First of all, everyone knows that we don’t even have such aircraft.”  

New IRS whistleblower letter suggests DOJ interference in Hunter Biden probe dates back years | 23 May 2023 | An IRS agent working with federal prosecutors and investigators on the Hunter Biden tax probe is alleging the agency ignored his team’s warnings about years of improprieties by Justice Department officials supervising the case. The allegation appeared in a May 18 letter the agent sent to IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel, and it was made public Monday evening as part of a whistleblower package his supervisor sent Congress and the Office of Special Counsel, the government’s official whistleblower protection agency. Last week, attorneys for an IRS supervisory special agent (SSA) informed Congress that the DOJ had removed their client and his entire team from the investigation in what they deemed an act of retaliation. The SSA came forward in late April, alleging that federal prosecutors had engaged in “preferential treatment and politics” to prevent charges from being filed against Hunter Biden, the son of President [sic] Joe Biden. The whistleblower further alleged that his entire team had been sidelined after he made protected disclosures.

Ron DeSantis will launch his presidential bid with Elon Musk –The Florida governor will announce he is running for president on Twitter Wednesday evening in a conversation with Musk. | 23 May 2023 | Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis will announce he is running for president during a discussion with Twitter CEO Elon Musk, three sources familiar with the plans told NBC News. Musk and DeSantis will host an event on Twitter Spaces, the site’s platform for audio chats, on Wednesday at 6 p.m. ET. It will be moderated by David Sacks, a tech entrepreneur who is a Musk confidant and DeSantis supporter. That same evening, the campaign will release a launch video, and DeSantis will begin visiting several early states after Memorial Day… Last year, Musk said he would support the governor if he were to run for president.

During pandemic, Tim Scott embraced masks and Fauci. Will it impact his run for president? –Sen. Tim Scott encouraged people to join a 30-day mask challenge during the COVID pandemic. | 23 May 2023 | When the 2024 presidential campaign season heats up and GOP candidates are likely asked about their connection to conventional pandemic-response doctrine, South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott might have a lot for which to answer – but he won’t be alone. Scott, who officially entered the race Monday, urged Americans during the pandemic to wear a mask, supported vaccinations and Dr. Anthony Fauci – who was effectively the country’s top medical scientist during the pandemic when much of the U.S. went on lockdown… In a June 2020 congressional hearing, Scott seemed to back a campaign to encourage Americans to get vaccinated, even before the vaccines were fully available.

Biden claims his son Beau died in Iraq, repeating awkward gaffe –Biden twice made the same erroneous claim in 2022. | 23 May 2023 | Joe Biden has once again claimed that his son Beau died in Iraq, after doing so multiple times on the campaign trail and during his presidency. Beau Biden died of brain cancer in 2015 at Walter Reed National Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, at the age of 46. “My son was a major in the US Army. We lost him in Iraq,” he told troops at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni last week during a visit to Japan… Biden twice made the same erroneous claim in 2022. In the first instance, which occurred in October, Biden spoke at Colorado’s Camp Hale, where he said, “Just imagine – and I mean this sincerely. I say this as a father of a man who won the Bronze Star, the Conspicuous Service Medal, and lost his life in Iraq.”

Joe Biden Says Nancy Pelosi ‘Helped Rescue the Economy in the Great Depression’ | 23 May 2023 | He’s shot. Joe Biden said former Speaker Nancy Pelosi helped rescue the economy during the Great Depression. The video is from last week but it was making the rounds on Tuesday. Pelosi “helped rescue the economy in the Great Depression,” Biden said at this year’s Emily’s List gala. Nancy Pelosi will go down as “one of the most consequential speakers in the history of the United States,” he said. Pelosi was born after the Great Depression ended.

Professor holds machete to New York Post reporter’s neck after destroying student’s pro-life display – report –Shellyne Rodriguez allegedly chased reporter out of building, kicked his shins | 23 May 2023 | The New York City professor who went on an expletive-filled rant and destroyed a student group’s pro-life display has now allegedly threatened a reporter who was covering the story by putting a machete to his neck. Shellyne Rodriguez, a Hunter College adjunct assistant professor of art, responded to a New York Post reporter who knocked on the door of her Bronx apartment Tuesday morning by holding a machete to his neck and allegedly threatening to “chop” the man up, according to a New York Post report Tuesday. “Get the f— away from my door, or I’m going to chop you up with this machete,” the professor reportedly shouted at the reporter, who was identified as Reuven Fenton.

Pistol Brace Owners Scramble to Block ATF Ban Set to Take Effect June 1 | 23 May 2023 | Gun rights advocates and the owners of pistol stabilizing braces are scrambling to stop a rule by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) that will make possession of the brace a felony after May 31. On May 31, the ATF’s 120-day amnesty period for pistol brace owners will end. Pistol brace owners who don’t destroy, register, or surrender the braces to the government by the deadline will possess contraband and be subject to arrest, according to the ATF. “Our members are going to start going to jail,” Aidan Johnston, director of federal affairs for Gun Owners of America (GOA), told The Epoch Times. “Our members are extremely concerned.”

Leaked Policy Exposes Fox News Stances on Woke Ideology | 22 May 2023 | Fox Digital uses activist language like “gender affirming care” in stories on its website, as well as the site’s consistent use of female pronouns for biological males like TikTok celebrity Dylan Mulvaney and swimmer Lia Thomas (formerly known as Will Thomas).The Daily Signal talked to current and former Fox employees who requested anonymity to speak candidly about the company. “They want you to think it’s this place that supports traditionally conservative values,” a former producer for Tucker Carlson Tonight told The Daily Signal. “But in reality, they’re pushing this nonsense behind the scenes.” A source who still works at Fox News told The Daily Signal that after Carlson’s show was canceled in April, producers for the new 8 p.m. Fox News Tonight program were told not to bash Mulvaney. That directive came from high-level executives, the source said… For the past several years, Fox received a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index, “the nation’s foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality.”

New BLM Rules on ‘Conservation Leases’ Will Fundamentally Transform Public Land Management | 19 May 2023 | The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is preparing to fundamentally reshape how public lands are managed without congressional approval. In March, the agency unveiled a sweeping proposal to establish a framework for “conservation leases” that places a newfound priority on preservation. The new Public Lands Rule presents a radical departure from the “multiple use mandate” Congress outlined for the agency in the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA). FLPMA requires federal lands to be used in ways that “best meet the present and future needs of the people.” The proposed rules from the federal bureau, which has 245 million acres under its jurisdiction, jeopardize access to public lands for grazing and development. Under the new framework for conservation leasing, parcels of federal property could be leased out by third-party NGOs that cut off any other uses for decades. David McDonald, an attorney with the Mountain States Legal Foundation, called BLM’s new rules a “game changer” for how public lands are managed.

Native American Man Killed By Border Patrol Shortly After Calling Border Patrol on Trespassing Migrants | 21 May 2023 | Raymond Mattia, a member of the Tohono O’odham Nation, was shot and killed by border patrol agents at his reservation in Southern Arizona. According to KVOA, Raymond Mattia called U.S. Border Patrol agents after he discovered illegal immigrants were trespassing in his yard. A family member told KVOA Raymond “called to request for assistance because there were multiple illegal immigrants who had trespassed into his yard and he wanted assistance getting them out of his property.” According to the same family member who wished to not be identified, when Border patrol agents arrived to the scene Mattia exited his home and was shot dead shortly after.

Maryland teen rape suspect is illegal immigrant from El Salvador – ICE –Suspect has been in the U.S. illegally for 10 years, according to ICE | 20 May 2023 | The suspect who is accused of raping a 15-year-old girl and a woman on a Maryland hiking trail is in the U.S. illegally, according to officials. Jose Roberto Hernandez-Espinal, 20, was arrested for allegedly raping a woman and stealing jewelry at Burnt Mills East Special Park in Silver Spring on Tuesday. Officials told FOX 5 DC that Hernandez-Espinal is also suspected of raping a 15-year-old girl on the same trail last week. An ICE spokesperson told FOX 5 that Hernandez-Espinal is originally from El Salvador and illegally immigrated to the U.S. in May 2013.

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  1. Regarding Trump and the Covid mRNA shots: They were mandated by Biden, not Trump. Trump, as I recall, explicitly said they were available as a choice.

    • Indeed. The false Trump-bashing narrative continues. And it’s not only disappointing to see and hear DeSantis go with the big-money, globalist cabal, and equivocate with the other RINOs, it’s equally disappointing (if not more so) to see VDC join in the propaganda as emphasized by Tim Page’s ‘cobbled together’ visual headline. A shame or a sham. Take your pick.

  2. Jay, you are wrong to criticize VDC for sharing this. This news outlet has done more for supporting the truth and real reporting than any out there.

    Look, I was as Trump a supporter as can be, but “Operation Warp Speed” was the worse action taken by any president ever. Trump can make mistakes believe it or not. I believe he will someday recognize that his actions shortcut the proper approval through long term clinical testing.

    If you have not recognized how bad the process was that resulted in this deadly jab being pushed on the world including children, you need to get the facts.
    The vaccines were authorized under Emergency Usage Authorization (EUA) based on data gotten from the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test that also was approved under the EUA. If you do your research on PCR, including the words from the man who invented it and received the Nobel Prize for his work, Kary Mullis, that clearly told the truth that PCR cannot diagnose any illness.

    The vaccines were approved with bad data and the horror that has flowed from that cannot be matched by anything anybody has done anytime.

    The world would have been so much better off if President Trump had gotten this as right as he did his other positive measures. We were deceived on many things about COVID19, but none did more damage than the result that flowed from “Operation Warp Speed”.

    Thanks for your courageous reporting, Guy.

    • Re: “Jay, you are wrong to criticize VDC for sharing this.”

      Oh, really. And now you’re joining in on the false dichotomy game. First of all, Bob, VDC didn’t ‘share’ anything. Tim Page “cobbled together” the headline graphic (his words) and VDC chose to make it the headline despite there being 19 other stories in this report.

    • Re: “Trump can make mistakes believe it or not.”

      And just why was ‘warp speed’ a ‘mistake. Because Trump trusted the Center for Disease Control, the National Institutes for Health, and Fauci (one of the longest serving health officers in government history)? If Trump made a mistake, it was underestimating the pervasiveness and corruption of the ‘deep state’, which apparently, now includes you. So, please stop distracting from the point of my criticism – Trump never ‘mandated’ vaccinations. Period!

    • Re: “If you have not recognized how bad the process was that resulted in this deadly jab being pushed on the world including children, you need to get the facts.”

      Excuse me, sir. Go back and read every commentary I’ve submitted here on VDC and on True North about Covid and the vaccination issues. If anyone – I mean anyone – has done the research and been critical of COVID treatments and vaccinations, including Dr. Levine’s and the VT Department of Health’s deceptive handling of the Covid issue, I have been so. That you would dare make such a supposition about me puts you right there in league with Mr. Page (the younger).

    • Re: “Thanks for your courageous reporting, Guy.”

      Thanks for what? Courageous reporting, or misleading headlines?

  3. Jay: Considering all the censorship about anything vaccine, it is courageous reporting. You seem to be jumping on the headline because it mentions mandates and you are no better by misleading people about what I said as the headline writer may have been when he mentioned “mandates”. Why didn’t you just post that the headline was erroneous, and Trump opposes mandates? That would be helpful but what you said was not.

    You are good at name calling. Sure, I am deep state. And you are sick and a bully!

    But let’s get some substance here. Give us your take on “Operation Warp Speed”, and while you are at it, how about some discussion on PCR test results that led to the EUA for the vaccine, and if you are able to explain why PCR was misused to get the mRNA vaccines authorized for use under EUA. Tell me how all of this could have happened without OWS and why are you so defensive of something that has proven so deadly? And explain why you think Trump is blameless on this because he listened to the likes of Fauci and the CDC? Mind you he still holds on to the thought that this was one of his best accomplishments. When will he be recognizing the truth? Maybe you can explain it to him. That is if you really do, which I doubt. It really isn’t hard to understand the fraud that was perpetrated at the beginning and yet you let him off the hook for that.

    I was commenting on the reporting of what DeSantis said. If more courageous truth-seeking media covered this and other such stories, maybe the madness would come to an end. Such reporting makes it more likely that more will learn the truth that you claim to know and that I do know. Instead of arguing with me you should be adding to my correct thinking. We need more reporting of such stories. The NY Post reported this story but will others? Remember they were censored on the Hunter Biden story as well when they broke it.

    You would do better instead of one upmanship with me, to get the purpose for my post. I was not reading the headline but solely on the non-censored story about DeSantis, who rightfully criticized Trump on Operation Warp Speed.

    Since Trump got that done, we have gone down dozens of rabbit holes on COVID 19, and as we do we get less and less truth and those pushing the jab keep getting bolder and no one is held accountable. There is a need to go back to the beginning that led to the vaccines and when people finally get that, maybe we can make those that are culpable answer for their criminal wrongdoing.

    Trump’s intentions might have been laudable, but his actions resulted in something ghastly.

    Thanks again Guy!

    • And the false dichotomies continue.

      Again, Mr. Orleck, it’s not about ‘courageous reporting’… yet another classic false premise… followed now by paragraphs of psychological projections. And there’s enough of it in your missive for an entire Freudian conference.

      Re: “I was commenting on the reporting of what DeSantis said.”

      No, you weren’t. You were attacking me for expressing my comment. And then you projected false claims about me, apparently in an attempt to defend the misleading headline and graphic posted by Tim Page.

      Your response: “You are good at name calling. ….. And you are sick and a bully!”

      Your missive is a typical ad hominin tactic to discredit my assertion that the headline and graphic to this article was misrepresentative. And now I’m ‘sick and a bully’ for exposing the truth. And, in reality, I wasn’t the one who actually exposed the charade – that credit rightly goes to ‘purslane’ (whoever that is).

      Fact: President Trump never mandated vaccinations. Period! You can try to deflect the discussion away from that false narrative all you like. But that you decided to project your ad hominem attack on me speaks to your character, not mine.

      • Jay: You make no sense. You obviously know little or nothing about what led up to the vaccines since you obfuscated that by your latest rant.

        You did call names. You even said I was a part of the deep state.

        And yes, I was critical of your initial comment. You could have addressed that positively by pointing out the error in the headline and asking for a correction. Your post was offensive.

        I never did say Trump mandated vaccinations and I had not focused on the headline. Trump opposed mandates and what I said was that his “Operation Warp Speed” set the stage for the improper EUA use of the vaccines. That’s the truth of it. If you deny that, it is even clearer that you don’t know what you are talking about.

        You Jay are the user of an ad hominin fallacy to draw attention away from the real issue in an attempt to distract people from the truth that you really don’t know what you are talking about. Your rant makes no sense.

        If you are so smart, address the truth about the fraudulent use of PCR, cycle thresholds, the EUA process, and the false data that led to the vaccines and how that all was made possible by Operation Warp Speed.

        Dare you!

      • Re: “You Jay are the user of an ad hominin fallacy… “

        Show me an example, Mr. Orleck. That I demonstrated that you used an ad hominin fallacy against me is an ad hominin fallacy? Who’s not making sense?

      • You said: “Jay, you are wrong to criticize VDC for sharing this”.

        Am I to now accept your mea culpa…? that you didn’t mean to imply that Trump actually did mandate the vaccines. That my criticism wasn’t wrong after all? Strange that offended you, as if your sensibilities, obscure as they may be, are now the litmus test for legitimacy.

      • A reminder to all commenters on this thread: please adhere to comment section guidelines: you may criticize ideas, claims, challenge facts etc. but may NOT criticize or mock another commenter personally. My bar, my rules.

      • Re: “I never did say Trump mandated vaccinations and I had not focused on the headline.”

        You said: “Jay, you are wrong to criticize VDC for sharing this”.

        Am I to now accept your mea culpa…? that you didn’t mean to imply that Trump actually did mandate the vaccines. That my criticism wasn’t wrong after all? Why didn’t you just say so? Strange, that offended you, as if your sensibilities, obscure as they may be, are now the litmus test for legitimacy.

      • Re: “If you are so smart, address the truth about the fraudulent use of PCR, cycle thresholds, the EUA process, and the false data that led to the vaccines and how that all was made possible by Operation Warp Speed.”

        “Go back and read every commentary I’ve submitted here on VDC and on True North about Covid and the vaccination issues. If anyone – I mean anyone – has done the research and been critical of COVID treatments and vaccinations, including Dr. Levine’s and the VT Department of Health’s deceptive handling of the Covid issue, I have been so. That you would dare make such a supposition about me puts you right there in league with Mr. Page (the younger).”

        I dare you!

    • It’s no surprise that false logic is being used to discredit Trump. When Operation Warp Speed was deemed to be a technological success, anti-Trump forces did their best to prove the program should not be credited to Trump.

      Now, of course, the Never-Trump camp has completely reversed its position and is attempting to blame Trump for all of the deceptive practices perpetrated by big pharma, the CDC and NIH, and Dr. Fauci and his minions, that occurred before and during the Warp Speed Program.

      THE FACTS (as reported by the Associated Press on November 10, 2020:

      “Trump (quoting his former White House physician) and Pence are wrongly seeking full credit for forging the partnership that made the potential breakthrough possible. Pfizer notably did not accept government money to develop, test or expand manufacturing capacity under Trump’s Operation Warp Speed initiative to quickly find a vaccine and treatments for the disease sweeping the country.
      In fact, Pfizer partnered with the vaccine’s original developer, Germany’s BioNTech, in March and the following month announced the first human study in Germany. The White House announced Operation Warp Speed in May.
      Pfizer opted not to join Operation Warp Speed initially but is following the same general requirements for the vaccine’s development as competitors who received government research money. The company says it has risked $2 billion of its own money on vaccine development and won’t get anything from Washington unless the effort is successful.”

      And this from the NYT in February,2021: “Every day new questions and criticisms arise about Operation Warp Speed, the public-private vaccine development initiative launched by presidential order in May 2020. Most of that criticism focuses on the distribution bottlenecks that have developed in different states, as Americans are impatient with the slow pace of the rollout. Jen Psaki, President Biden’s press secretary, has claimed to see an “urgent need to address failures of the Trump team approach to vaccine distribution.” Some in the new administration even want to rename the program.”

      Heads, they win. Tails, you lose.

    • Re: You did call names.” Reread my posts, sir: I said: “If Trump made a mistake, it was underestimating the pervasiveness and corruption of the ‘deep state’, which apparently, now includes you.”

      That was it. Nothing about your being ‘sick’, or ‘bullying’, or needing to ‘get the facts’, or ‘not recognizing the truth’. All your words. Not mine. Or is my taking offense at your false accusations not allowed?

      Obfuscation, indeed. It’s time for some introspection, Mr. Orleck.

      • Hey Jay: What have you got against saying things in one post? I’m going to address all your misguided thinking in those with one more post.

        You are a name caller regardless of your denial. Look at what you said about DeSantis for speaking the truth on a big mistake made by his now opponent for the 2024 Republican nomination. You said he “went with the big-money, globalist cabal” and with “other RINOS”. So, by association you called him a “big money, globalist” and a “RINO”. Not name calling huh? And by the way, DeSantis is none of those.

        Instead of trying to do something positive by pointing out the error in the headline you keep harping, you said that Tim Page should be ashamed or that he perpetrated a sham. Then you said I am a part of the” deep state”. Do you really know what you are saying when you deny being a name caller? You are an accomplished name caller.

        Jay: Instead of addressing the wrongness of “Operation Warp Speed”, and instead of addressing the role it played in the development of the vaccine, you avoided dealing with that and went into a rant that said nothing relevant to the issue. Your accusations divert to perceived failings of others (DeSantis, me, VDC) instead of dealing with the merits of the issue involved. If that isn’t ad hominin then maybe I don’t understand the meaning of it.

        And it’s really dumb suggesting that I once believed Trump was for mandates and then changed my mind. Don’t you get it? The NY Post posted what DeSantis said and Guy shared that, and you were wrong for criticizing that. (DeSantis didn’t accuse Trump of being for mandates and neither did I.) You should have asked for a correction of the headline about mandates, but you don’t want to accept that. Your post about VDC was wrong and rude and you could have made it something positive.

        And when I asked you to give us your take on the wrongful use of the PCR test results that led to the EUA for the vaccine and its connection to OWP, instead of using that as an opportunity to enlighten people that the vaccine was wrongly allowed, you suggest I go back and read all your wonderful writings of the past. Give me a break! Seeing how you dealt with things here, I wouldn’t go to the bother of looking up anything you wrote in the past. That is just your way of avoiding addressing the issue because you can’t.

        You are the one who has tried to make this sharing of news about what DeSantis said into something that it is not about. You are not big enough of a man to admit your mistakes.

        Finally, let me ask you about Operation Warp Speed. What is it and did it accomplish its purpose? What was its purpose and was it a good one? Did we get mass vaccinations thanks to Operation Warp Speed? If you were in a position back then to advise the president and he would be influenced by your wisdom as he was with Fauci, the CDC and others, what would you have told him about shortcutting the approval process for the development of the jab? In hindsight, are you happy or not that President Trump did accomplish Operation Warp Speed?

        I doubt if you will even try to give a coherent response to this but maybe it doesn’t matter. At this point in the conversation, it’s probably only you and I who are here.

        Have a good day and let’s Make America Great Again!

  4. Trump may not have mandated the vaccine, but like most rational people, he took it:

    “One day after former President Donald Trump urged Americans to “go get your shot,” the New York Times reported that he and first lady Melania Trump had quietly received their own COVID-19 vaccines on their way out of the White House in January.” PolitiFact

    • And if someone refuses to take the vaccine, are they irrational?

    • As it turns out, there was nothing rational at all about taking the “vaccine”!

      • Personally, I chose freely, given the information available to me at the time, to get the preventative treatment. There was not a “vaccine.” The preventative treatments tended more often than not (only saying over 50% of the cases) to help if you got the virus. I had already had 2 strains by that time, untreated, and figured it couldn’t hurt. And to be honest, in my case it seemed to help when I caught a 3rd variant. The biggest piece of misinformation was that they were vaccines, not preventative treatments. As a result you would also see a sizeable portion of those who had received even a partial course acting invincible to that and other viruses. Their reckless behavior helped to spread the virus further, behavior justified by a combination of bad nomenclature and arrogance.

  5. You guys crack me up. You’re both wrong and showcase exactly what is happening here…

    They are both in on it. It took Warp Speed and the mandate to accomplish the goal, and it took polarizing Trump so much that you have both sides of the coin, those who love him and those that hate him so much that you are arguing with each other instead of going after what really happened and you’re supposedly on the same side!

    The media, government (Trump and Biden, state and local), Hollywood, Banks and commercial entities (conned, cohersed, or in on it) pushed a false narrative using psychological operations locking you in your homes, stealing your money, forcing the US into a recession, and have since worked on starting WWIII, and most importantly forcefully (through economic and social pressure) injecting people without knowledge of side effects or proper consent with an experimental drug (made using no standards) that has caused many to lose their lives at a young age, all why claiming it’s for the better, all to enslave you, and lower your numbers and force a digital currency.

    Red vs. Blue, Conservative vs. Liberal, Trump vs. Biden, Black vs. White, Gay vs. Straight, Trans Rights, equity, climate change, etc…. It’s all there to divide you and allow them to enslave you.

    Newsflash, the President doesn’t control the country, the Fed and those with Money do (Citizens United put the last nail in that coffin). This is why 2 presidents who were going to abolish the Fed were assasinated and why the Fed is on it’s 3rd incarnation, and why it’s not ruled by the Government that you “elected” (#they_selected). Instead it’s subject to the Fed via interest payments (think default right now).

    All wars have been fought over not having a central bank or a country about to remove it somehow.

    Want proof that Trump is in on it, look up how many people he appointed to the Fed.

    Want more proof look to the meeting on universal vaccines with Gates (

    It’s time you all woke up and understood this.

    • Brian: Not going to get into a spitting contest with you but answer this. Were you better off and was our nation more secure under the Trump presidency or now? Don’t read anything into my not addressing the things you wrote.

      • I was better off.

        Was the nation more secure? That’s debatable, the way he closed the borders caused the election brining by the cartels, the decisiveness created a massive divide between the people, the trade war with with China created more problems.

        Hegelian Dialectic

  6. Trump did not mandate Covid vaccines.

    That DeSantis said he did, or that Tim Page’s headline implies that he did, or that one reader was offended by my criticism of DeSantis and VDC for reporting that he did, or that Trump nominated people to the Federal Reserve (a non sequitur if there ever was one), or that Bill Gates claimed that Trump was interested in a universal flu vaccine in 2018 (before the Wu Flu pandemic was foisted on us), or that Trump is ‘in on it’ (whatever ‘it’ is), isn’t the point.

    I want to see honest and forthright reporting. But when I am personally vilified under false pretense for calling out these offenses, and when someone says they’re not ‘going to get into a spitting contest’ and then immediately does so, I’m going to respond. If this admonition breaks your rules, Guy, so be it.

    Trump did not mandate Covid vaccines. Period.

    • I didn’t vilify you. In fact, at one point in time I agreed with just about everything you’re saying. And I completely agree that Trump did not mandate vaccines, I don’t believe he had time to, they were only out for 40 days before he was out of office. Perfectly timed for someone else to come in and be the bad guy.

      And I’m not claiming anything. Those two things actually happened, and they do matter whether you understand that they do or don’t. Your claim that you paid more attention than anyone is absolutely not true. There’s so much you’re missing.

      I’m merely pointing out how dedicated you are to Trump, just like others are dedicated to taking him down more so than I’ve ever seen in my entire life about any other president, or public figure at all, come to think of it.

      Division is a powerful tool.

  7. I’m a school nurse and if I didn’t get the shot I would have been fired. I’m seeing too many in my community after having the shot then Covid now dealing with a heart condition, my husband being one of the many. I’m seeing his cardiologist being overwhelmed and on the verge of burning out due to the sheer numbers of cardiac cases. To me I feel like Trump did what he thought was right—there was no vaccine and it was going to take years.Biden forced it down our throats. I want Fauci and Pfizer investigated for crimes against humanity. I’m certain that in the next few years there will be more horrors revealed regarding the adverse reactions that shortened peoples lives caused by the vaccine. And anyone in the position that fauci was in who intentionally won’t detail origins or f/u with China and coverup access to the virus is guilty of mass murder. I was a research nurse and none of us had stock in the pharmaceutical company where the new drug was in a clinical trial. In fact we had to sign non disclosure letters to that effect. The millions of dollars fauci has made is just another example of unethical behaviors that need to be investigated.

    • It’s a longer con than you’re thinking. There’s hints of this going back into the 90s….

  8. In 1932 the government decided to conduct a study on 600 black airmen in Tuskegee Alabama, observing the physical and mental effects who were given syphilis. They were never given an informed consent. At one point the gov had access to penicillin but they chose instead to document the progression of the disease even to the point of blindness madness and death without treatments. It ran for decades! Subsequently there was a big lawsuit and 10M was awarded but the point is the black Tuskegee airmen died. Nobody cared about their lives, their sufferings. They were human guinea pigs. They were never given any information about the disease, any side effects, any treatments. Because of this lawsuit, It did change how clinical trials were conducted with requiring “informed consents from the subjects” which is still done today and you don’t have to participate if you don’t want to. It’s just that they wanted to watch them die which is how I’m feeling about the vaccine now— are they are waiting for us to die too?